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La wabarakatuh you listening to radio will answer 90.5 FM in Durban area 105 point six FM in the Pietermaritzburg area is my camera and this is living Islam every Tuesday night between 930 and 10:30pm. Live from the Durban studios. And we are continuing with our theme for the month of February on our headings is related to personal development, these diseases are taken from my free book, my free eBook available on the on the website, Islamic self help calm. The book is called 10 self help tips from 10 authentic ladies. And today we are on Hades. Number six, which is giving charity.
And this hadith is a very important Hadees. And there a variety of different narrations about it in the different books. It has been narrated in more than one way. And it's a very fascinating Hadees because it goes into an area about about Islam, that
many of us might not be familiar with, you see, some of us, we've been brought up with the idea that
you know, Muslims
should not like money, we should be against money, and we should treat it as something bad. And actually, when you look at the life of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, Alayhi, wasallam, in the Sahaba that was not the approach to wealth, this is not look at wealth, or money, as in of itself as something bad. Rather, they looked at it as recently as sustenance from Allah, about which Allah will ask you on the Day of Judgment, how did you earn it? And how did you spend it, that was the approach to wealth. They did not look at the wealthy people as bad people.
Nor did they look at the poor people as bad people. Rather, wealth was not a factor in deciding who was good, and who was bad, it was just a part of life risk that Allah gives to some, and that he gives more to others. And so, a believer in Muslim should not look at wealth as something evil, they should not look at money as something bad. Rather, it is a tool it is a resource that can be used for good or for evil. Now the Hadees that we are looking at today is very fascinating. This is just to give you a bit of a background, it took place in Medina.
And the Sahaba at the time,
were of two types. They were the wealthy Sahaba who were funding the campaigns of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, taking care of the poor Sahaba doing Dawa do it engaged in uplifting the community and developing the society. And then they were the poorer Sahaba mostly the immigrants, those who came from outside Medina to stay in Medina and to, you know, to flee from the lands, to the land of Islam to escape oppression. As a result, the Sahaba they look at these haba who were wealthy and they began to feel that those are
haba has a bigger chance of earning a higher place in gender. And look at this right nowadays, because we have a materialistic mindset. When we look at people who have more wealth than us, what are we thinking about? That they have a better car, that they have a better house, you know that they can go for fancy or holidays? We only think in terms of dunya. We only think in terms of materialism, but he's the harbor, they might go to a different place. You know, they will not materialistic people, they were very spiritual people, or they focus was an athlete or not. And so they also look up to those who are wealthy, but not because they had bigger houses or fancier
transportation. No, because they had more opportunity to earn reward, more opportunity to build the agenda How? Well this is the hardest, right? The Hadees and it's been narrated in many different forms. Most of the narrations are two abuser of a party, drug dealer, and who so here we go. Abu huraira radi Allahu anhu narrates the abuser of a party rhodiola one who said to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, oh Rasulullah, the wealthiest of the wealthy people have gotten away with all the reward and all the sew up the pray, just like we pray. And the fast, just like we fast, but they give charity with the extra wealth. And we do not have wealth through which we can
give extra charity. And look at look at the question of abuser of a party for jello and hope. He's not saying I want to be as rich as them. He's not saying I want as much money as demo house like, you know, he's saying I want the opportunity to earn as much so as them to do giving charity, they are funding the darwaza funding the Jihad they are involved, you know, in taking care of the poor. I want to be able to do that too. So I also can build a place like that in general Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam replies
Should I not teach you phrases by which you can acquire a rank of those who excel you
says nobody can acquire your rank except the one who acts like you. cease to say Allahu Akbar to the three times C Alhamdulillah to the three times say super handler to the three time and ended by saying La ilaha illAllah hula hula Sheree Cola, the whole moocow What do you mean what was the only shade in hot codere and he said your sins will be forgiven even if you like the form of the ocean. This is found in Abu Dawood now in a more stronger narration of the same as phony Sahih Muslim is generated
from within his body. Now his narration right alliteration was from Abu huraira about a boozer of a party. Now the narration is directly from a boozer party. And I would rather have a party the rates that some of the companions came to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and said, Oh Rasulullah the wealthy Sahaba get more reward than us. They pray like we pray, and they fast as we fast, but they give charity with all of the extra wealth. The prophets of Allah while he was still replied, has not Allah giving you ways in which you can give charity? Every Suba Han law is a charity. Every Allahu Akbar is a charity. Every Alhamdulillah is a charity every La ilaha illa Allah is a charity
in joining what is good is charity for birding what is evil is charity and getting intimate with your spouse is charity. The Sahaba said older fula will we be rewarded for having fun for fulfilling our desires? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam replied, do you not see that the one who fulfills the desire in a haram way they are sinful. Likewise, the one who doesn't enjoy Halloween will be rewarded. This Hadees is mentioned in Sahih Muslim. Now, what's fascinating about this Hadees you know is that this is a harbor. The focus was not on having the wealth, but on being able to give sadaqa and really this should be the motive of the believer that if you are working hard in
this dunya you need to ask yourself, why am I working hard? am I working hard only for worldly reasons. So I can have a nice car and I can have a nice home and I can have what I wanted. I don't care about the rest of society. Is that selfish, materialistic drive? What what pushes you to work hard? Or is it something greater? Are you working hard so you can contribute to society? So you can help the poor so you can help
The refugees so that you can make a difference in society, because you have the wealth, and you have the resources to help people. There's a very big difference between these two mindsets. One is the mindset of the capitalist. The other is the mindset of the believer. Now this question so shows us that the Sahaba, we don't have free to ask Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about these issues. And this shows the approachability of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam, that if the Sahaba had something on their mind, he was a very open person, they could openly and frankly, walk up to him and discuss whatever was on their mind. Right. And
in, you know, this was something which was not just unique to Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, but he was something that many of his companions followed in his footsteps to do that they had this approachability about them. And this is something every person of knowledge needs to have, that if you are a person of knowledge, you need to be approachable, that people if they have questions, if they have doubts, if they have, you know, issues that they need answers to regarding their religion, they know they can ask you about it, you're not gonna get angry, you're not gonna look down on them, you're not gonna judge them, you're going to be openly there for them to handle the questions. And
this was the relationship that Rasulullah sallallahu leaves them How did the sahaabah they were able to issue was they could bring it to him and you advise them accordingly. Now, looking at in the regions of this Hadees, Abu huraira, an abuser of a party, Raja lo and Buddha these narrators were known to be from amongst the poorer Sahaba. During the Medina and era, Abu huraira was a muhajir, who came to Makkah very late from a different tribe for 32, Medina, Hindu Medina, very late from a different tribe. And he was from those people who stayed in a sofa, in the balcony of the masjid, they were poor immigrants. And he spent all his time studying Howdy, so it was with Rasulullah
sallallahu Sallam for three years. And he spent the entire three years learning the Hadees, of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam, so that he could pass it on to the next generation. And he went on to become the Sahabi, who generated the most Hadees because while the other Sahaba were working and taking care of their families, he was a single guy staying in the masjid, and just learning and asking questions all the time. And so he witnessed this event, and he narrated it. So we see that these Hadees is about, you know, the wealthy Sahaba getting more reward, even rated by Sahaba, who were not wealthy themselves, I will read on red, yellow, and who he was from amongst the poor people
at that time. Mr. behandlar, when you read his biography, you will find that as life progress, everything changed. And so the handler at one point in time, he was the governor over an entire region, that he went from being a poor man to being a wealthy man. And in this is a lesson for all of us, that life goes through different stages. At one point in your time, you may not have enough, and other points in your time, you may have more than you can imagine. This is the way the world works. You know, not everybody stays wealthy for life. Not everybody stays poor for life. Only Allah knows how much you will earn tomorrow. And so we see our Herrera start to have four. And he got very
wealthy later on. I was only 40, on the other hand, remained a person who lived without wealth. And this was because it was very interesting point about him. I wasn't okay, but he was the only Sahabi who was of the opinion that saving money is wrong. It just was his personal opinion. That is not permissible to save money. And this got me through a lot of dispute with the other Sahaba like horseman and Malia, rajala. And Homer and I was at a party did not like the fact that as the oma grew in wealth and power, they were beginning to live more luxurious lifestyles and save up wealth. And so he chose to live a simple life. He chose to live a poor life and he died in that way. So he
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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. You live listening to living Islam on radio and star I'm your smile calm coming to you live from the Durban studio. It is 9:47pm and this is our last show for the evening. And tonight we are talking about the hedis on wealth and charity that the Sahaba
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that the some of the Sahaba came to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in secret or a pseudo law, the rich people
get more reward than us. They pray as we pray the fast as we fast, but they give charity from the excess well, and we're talking about the different dimensions of this, Hades before we went to the break we're talking about this the rages themselves, the Abu Ghraib and Abu Dhabi also from the Sahaba, who did not have wealth at that time, who had the Sahaba who had well at that time, I will backer rod yellow and who
omitted in the hot tub or smelly been a fan of Durham and even oak Roger on whom notice either the Ashura mubasher detained were given the glad tidings of gender. David, the wealthy Sahaba, which quite interesting, you know, now, when we think about wealthy people, and poor people, we tend to think of the poor people as being having a higher stage in general as being the people of gender. And we and many of us for some reason, we look down upon wealthy people. But when you look at the Astrodome of assura, Abu Bakr, Omar Osman Ali, Abdul Rahman, even old Solomon, Obi Wan, cos these are wealthy people, and some of them that was one of the one of the rare millionaires, you know, if
you had to analyze the wealth by modern standards, they were multimillionaires, and they were amongst the richest people in Medina. But DVD assura MOBA Shara, DVD 10, who were given the glad tidings of gender, because they use that wealth for the sake of Allah. They use that wealth for the sake of Islam, that wealth was not in their hearts, it was not something they clung on to. It did not make them Junior pride does not make them people who are stuck to this world. Rather, they always look for ways to use that wealth to help Islam right from the very beginning to go right back to the early days of Islam. Abu Bakr radiallahu, a wealthy businessman in Makkah, was using that
wealth for the sake of Allah, that we know in the early days of Islam, many of the slaves in Makkah, were converting to Islam. And because the slaves were converting to Islam, they're masters, they were not Muslims. We oppression, oppressing them and torturing them Abubakar, without hesitance would go up to the masters of the slaves and pay very high prices to buy them off. And then you would free them one by one, you know, and he and his father could not understand the business strategy. He's like, what are you doing? You using your wealth, to buy week slaves and to set them free? how's that gonna help your business? abubaker wasn't doing that for business. Allah had
already blessed his business. A lot had already blessed him with wealth. He was giving back. He was using that wealth to build his gender by freeing the slaves by purchasing those slaves who were being oppressed by the masters and setting them free.
This is how they bought the agenda with a wealth. They use the wealth for the sake of helping people we see the same with us man radula one who that there was a well in Medina, and that well was owned by a very miserly Jewish man who did not want to share them, the water with others and he said a very high price if you want this well this route and you want the water in it, and you want it to be public property you need to pay only a large amount of money asked for the world.
And, of course nobody could afford it or at least most people couldn't afford it and those who could. They looked at it as ridiculous who's gonna pay that much money for the world?
Or smart rodeo and who this multimillionaires Ashima Bashara, one of the attendees were given the glad tidings of gender or ceman without any hesitance he bought the well, and he made the public property for everybody to drink from. And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam commented on that occasion said that you have bought for yourself a piece of paradise,
both views of Paradise, how, by using that wealth, that large amount of wealth to help the oma so brothers and sisters understand that wealth is not a bad thing. Unless you have a handle with other states in sudo Alka Polamalu was Luna, Xena to hayata Jr. Welton children are the beauty of this worldly life.
And its rural areas in the holy hope is a highly illustrated that mankind is too extreme in the love for higher the love for wealth. The word useful wealth in this verse is higher, which means good things. Allah is using the word that means good things to refer to wealth, telling you that wealth is good, your extreme love for it is bad. Understand the double meaning of this verse, the choice of word here indicates that wealth is something good. But the verse itself a large thing mankind is too extreme in the love for, for her the love for good things. The other thing, that's a good thing. Yes, it is a good thing, but your love for it is too extreme. That's the problem.
The Sahaba they were given wealth, and they use that wealth to build the oma. Now imagine if we had to do the same today, all of the Muslims out there who are wealthy, instead of piling up debt money in the bank accounts, and using all that money to just, you know, enjoy the dunya and compete with each other and having fancier cars, and fancy holidays and bigger houses. Imagine if you put it back into the oma to help the refugees to help end wars, to help the orphans,
to help the widows, to help people who don't have businesses to give their money to start the business, to give them capital to help them set up their business. Imagine if every wealthy Muslim was playing a role in this way, the oma could become great again, as it became great in those early years, because the Sahaba understood that this wealth is a gift from Allah and he tests from Allah to be used in ways that benefit the oma.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also stated that whatever wealth you have in this dunya is going to end except that which you use up and that which you advance to the era that which you save for the era. And he said about how do you save money for the for the purpose of the law, you say whatever wealth you give, in charity, whatever wealth you spend on others, that is investing it in the author. When you give money to somebody else, you're not giving it away? It's going to come back tenfold in this world and the ophira. So why are we miserly? Why are we stingy? Why are we holding on to this wealth, as if it is our God as if it is, you know, the most important thing in existence.
Wealth is not a bad thing. How you earn it and how you spend it. That is the test. That is what Allah is going to ask you about. Going back to Hades is very fascinating that this Hadees gives us a broader meaning to the word sadaqa, which is charity. And we know that the word charity,
in the English language generally refers to any financial act of assistance to somebody else, right? in worldly terms, charity is to assist somebody else financially. But in Islam, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he does what's called a much broader dimension. That the word sadhaka does not just refer to financial charity.
It refers to any good deed that benefits somebody. Anything that you can do that benefit somebody else, is sort of it is an act of charity. So it's not just the physical act of giving someone money,
rather than 30 states that enjoining what is good is charity, forbidding what is evil is charity. What does that mean? That means when you are teaching people right from wrong and that is benefiting them? You are doing him a favor. You are giving him something far more valuable than money. You have given him money sadhaka then teaching them right from wrong is also sadaqa. In another Hadith, he stated that to smile at someone instead aka Why, why is smiling sadhaka because you
When you smiley genuine smiling at someone, it makes them feel happy, you keep the person a moment of happiness, they may have been having a bad day, they may have been in a bad mood, but your smile for even just a moment, put some happiness in their heart. So if giving them money is sadhaka, giving them happiness is also sadaqa. You see, the idea is to give to invest in the oma to
to benefit society. This is terracon Islam.
Another Hadith is narrated even to pick up a stick from a road and obstruction from the road. He said, Why? Why is it so difficult to pick up something from the road, because by picking up the thing from the road, you are saving somebody else from an accident, you are saving, saving somebody else from damaging the vehicle or falling down.
You are benefiting people. So by saving someone you are doing South Africa, see the broader dimension in our religion, South Africa is not related only to wealth. sadaqa is anything you do to benefit others, that the last part of the Hadees
case a lot of people thinking, what is Rasulullah sallallahu? What do you mean, that being intimate with your spouse instead of Unfortunately, many people take this the wrong way. You know, many people, again, thinking of sadaqa as a doing someone a favor or thinking of sadaqa as you know, giving charity, you find some people telling their spouse that you know I'm doing you a favor being intimate with you, they're treated as if they're doing their spouse a favor. And that creates a very negative relationship between the husband and wife, if one of them treats the act of intimacy as a favor to the other.
So what does this mean? What it means is that when you will be intimate with your spouse, you are saving yourself and the other person from committing Zina. So you are benefiting yourself and you are benefiting that person. So what greater you know, generosity Can you show to your spouse then to share that with them and to protect them from that kind of evil from Sita. So this is what it means it doesn't mean that you that it doesn't bite you. It doesn't just apply to this applies to any form of silica, you don't show it in a person's face. You don't tell the person that I'm doing you a favor. These verses in the Quran about this when it comes to wealth, where Allah subhanaw taala
states do not follow up your charity your Celica with eel words, with hurtful words, they will remove your reward. What does this mean? If you give someone money and you tell them I'm doing you a favor, you're going to owe me for life. That statement from you negates any reward from giving the person charity if you want to give charity, give it with a good heart. Don't give it with the strings attached. It's the same if you're giving someone advice. If you're helping someone, do it with no strings attached. Don't tell someone you owe me. Don't tell someone that I'm the reason you where you are, where you are, where you are today. Don't be like this this arrogant mentality. When
giving charity to people when it's done for dunya instead of Deen this mentality robs your charity of any reward. So if you're going to do it, do it the right way to do a clean heart and don't do it in a way where your rabbit in the other person's face. So we need to take our second break now. When we return we'll continue discussing the hobbies on Sadako w w w dot. Don't see.
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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh you listening to living Islam on Radio One, sir, I'm your host is Mike calm. And we are talking today about the hadith of sadaqa, the hadith of charity, this powerful Hadees with so many different dimensions, in which I was involved in the rated that some of the poorer Sahaba came to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and said, Oh Rasulullah The reality is that habba have gotten away with all of the reward. They pray as we pray, they fast as we fast, but they give charity from the extra wealth. And then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam 30 Sahaba how they can also do the same how they can give charity, even without wealth, by being good
to people, by helping people by teaching people by smiling at people that all of this is considered Seneca in our religion is considered a way of benefiting somebody else, and incinerated that those who have a came back later to older sudwala. The wealthy Sahaba heard this hadith and they doing the same thing now. So this earning more rewarding us. Since you've had a look at this ID, the wealthy Sahaba I want you to think about this, the wealthy Sahaba were obsessed not with wealth, not in wealth, they were obsessed with earning reward. So even though they were earning all this reward with their financial charity, as soon as they learn of new ways to earn swag, new ways to earn
reward, the way they started doing that as well. So now we have this competition for gender, with the porters to harbor doing all of these good deeds to build the agenda. And with the wealthy Sahaba doing all of the same, plus giving charity, all trouble digenova and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam replied that he covered the law up, make sure that is the bounty the gift of Allah, whom he gives, to whomever He wills. Allah gives his blessings to whomever he wants. Allah gives people different opportunities. And we must make the best of the opportunities that Allah has given us. Now we live in a day and age in an area of the world where it's very easy to get caught up in the
materialistic side of things. Do you get caught up in the rat race in this fight, to have a fancier house and a fancier car, and to have fancier holidays and, you know, to send your kids to the most expensive school, and to boast over who's doing better, but we need to escape that we really need to escape that before it is too late. Because at the end of the day, when you die, and you leave this world, you're not taking that fancy car with you. You're not taking your fancy house with you. What you take with you are your deeds. So if you're not investing in the era, what are you going to have to show on the last day?
So let's take a look at this concept of wealth. What does Islam actually teach us about money, as we mentioned in the beginning of the show, wealth is
not a sin in Islam, it's not a bad thing in Islam. Wealth is a resource that can be used for good and that can be used for evil.
So Allah does not tell us that you shouldn't have wealth. Allah does not tell us that you should be poor.
Not Allah tell us that you should be rich. Don't say either way. Because that's not the criteria by which you will be judged in the afterlife.
We know that when you meet materialistic and capitalistic society, the criteria of success is wealth.
But that's not the case in Islam in Islam, it doesn't matter whether you're wealthy or poor. What matters is did you live a life of obedience to Allah or not? And some people say that, you know, if you get wealthy then then it's harder to obey Allah, but it actually works both ways. Think about it actually works both ways. If you get really, really poor, that can become an obstacle in the way of obeying a law. What do I mean by that? I mean, think about it. How many people have turned to sins, like crime, and notably the prostitution and all of these evils because of poverty.
If they had, well, they might not have fallen into those cents into those crimes. They say that this is the desperation that led them in that direction. They ALLAH forgive everyone for their sins. But you know, those people who think they only weld can lead to sin. Very often it's poverty that leads to sin. And it's the same with extreme wealth. If you follow a lot of wealth, sins open up to you that you couldn't afford otherwise. So
It's not the poverty of the wealth that makes you a sinner. It's how you react to the test that Allah has put you in a lot of tests, some people would weld, and other people would poverty, and other people with different stages in their life, some stage in your life, you will at some stage in your life do not. Whatever stage of life you're going through your test is, how am I going to deal with this specific situation?
That if you are going through a period of poverty, how am I going to build my way up without falling into her arm?
If you are in the state of wealth, how am I going to use this weld to benefit this aroma, and not just to please myself, these are different tests that we face in life. And we can't really say that one is harder than the other. For many people, the test of poverty is what breaks them.
For others, the test of poverty turns them back to Allah. For many people, the test of wealth is what breaks them and makes them caught up in this world. For many others, the wealth becomes the means to earn in gender because of the way they invested in the deen and in the oma.
So wealth in Islam is not a problem. It's how you earn it, and how you spend it.
And we know that in Islamic law,
it's been taught to us that
when you look at democracy to Sharia the goals and objectives of the Sharia, one of the five primary goals of the Sharia is the protection of wealth. Right? The Sharia revolves around protecting five things for you, your deen your religion, your life, your family, your lineage, your
intellect, your mind. And finally, the fifth thing, your wealth, that every law in Islam revolves around protecting one of these five things. So therefore, if wealth was something bad, why would it be a fundamental goal of the Sharia? To protect your wealth?
If wealth was something bad, why would business be harmful?
Think about it. So wealth is not the problem. It's how we earn it, and how we spend it.
And this is really the mindset that the believer needs to approach the world with a mindset of accountability, that you are accountable to Allah, for every cent,
every cent that you earn every cent that you spend, now, what do you think about it, those of us who sit and we have this habit of, you know, writing about spreadsheets and writing out, you know, how much money was spent in this and how much money was spent in that. Imagine presenting something that all of us have a handle without a day of judgment, you know, about how you spend your wealth, how much of it you put into the hell outside, you just say you have a spreadsheet with money spent in a hostile way, money spent in the wrong way, money spent in the part of a law, meaning in charity and serving the oma. Which column do you think will be largest?
Right, the one you have to worry about is spending money in the wrong way. Because you're spending it in a hurry. There's no problem. I mean, if you're buying food for your family, and you know, paying your rent, all of that is fine. Unless you're gonna hold you accountable for that, because all of that is valid and part of life and in fact, for a Muslim man, that can become a active reward if you're doing it to fulfill the Islamic duty of taking care of your family. But how much money are we investing in the market? Oh, look at the spreadsheet that you prepared in your mind. You have three columns, and you have these three columns for what you've earned, and what you've spent for
what you've earned. You have money earned in the holiday money earned in the wrong way. And money earned from benefiting the oma right? Because if you can choose an occupation that benefits others, not just benefits, you
see different ways of earning money.
And then you go to the other side, okay, how did I spend the money, money spent in the hallway that your rent your groceries, your basic necessities, taking your family, all that kind of stuff? money spent in the wrong way? And I don't think you need me to tell you what spending money in the wrong way.
If you do, then you know we need to go back to one on one. What's the basics of halal and haram? Anything that is haram for you to use. It is haram for you to purchase.
This is a maximum a formula of Islamic law. Anything that is haram to use these haram to buy it or to sell it.
So that should become a principle around which you base your business. Then you look at everything in your business. Is it helpful for me to use it
No, you cannot sell it.
It's the same. When it comes to what you're going to buy.
If what you want to spend money on is haram to use is haram, they don't buy it at all. Because if you buy it going to be tempted to use it.
But when it comes to accountability for your wealth,
the most important criteria is money invested in the market.
I want you to think about that. Now, sit and think about it, how much of the wealth that I have earned throughout my life, have I invested in the author. And it doesn't matter if you're wealthy, or you are poor, everybody has something that you can invest in the market. In fact, a poor person who is just making ends meet, and who still takes no money to give in charity, that charity can be far more beloved to Allah than money given by Rich people, which doesn't hurt their pockets at all. Because that person was in need of their money themselves, they could have used it to pay off their debts to take their life to a higher level, but they saw somebody else who needed and he's been to
that person instead. So Allah gives us a higher reward. So money invested in the artwork is not just for the wealthy, that's where everybody
everybody should be taking out every day, some money to invest in
a 10, random to give over your 15 and to give over their groceries to buy for someone, someone's business to help them with somehow organization that you are funding, some orphans that you are taking care of some widow that you are providing for whatever it is, as long as every day, in some way or another, you are investing in your arcade.
That is the sheet
on your balance sheet that is the column that you want to fill up. So on the Day of Judgment, when Allah asks you, how did you spend all of that money I gifted you with? you now can show our love for your sake. I took care of the orphans. I took care of the widows. I helped the refugees. I helped poor people build their own businesses. I helped people come out of poverty, I paid somebody medical bills,
you can add all of this and the list can go on and on. As we said the ways of sadaqa are too many to list. That's the beauty of Islam. There's too many ways to there's too much for us to list. So brothers just understand the world is not a problem. How you earn it, how you spend it, that's what matters. So as believers, we must adopt a accountability mentality towards our wealth, that we earn it. And we spend it with accountability in our mind that every time we are working, we are holding ourselves accountable
for how we earn it. And every time we take our money to spend, we hold ourselves accountable for how we spend it.
And this takes us to a statement of Omar Abdullah hartog radiallahu anhu, in which he stated that hold yourself accountable before the day when you will be held accountable.
What does this mean?
It means that on the Day of Judgment alert going to hold us accountable. The way to pass that is that today starting today, you hold yourself accountable for your life. Because if you are taking stock of your life every day, then Allah on the day of judgment when you stand before law, you'll be prepared. But if you're just passing time and doing what you want, then the Day of Judgment you're going to be in for a big surprise when you realize that you weren't prepared for that day.
So we need to take our final break now when we return we will conclude with our explanation of this Hades.
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The relatives the harbor get all of their reward. They pray as we pray the fast as we fast, but they give wealth from the room they give charity from the extra wealth. And this is something for us to think about. Because if you are someone who's working hard at your goals, who's trying your best, you know, to do well in this dunya. And in the era, you may come to a time in your life where you have extra wealth. Wealth is the result of consistent effort in chasing your financial goals. But as believers, this wealth is not a free for all. It's not a do what you want, kind of wealth. Rather, with great wealth comes great responsibility, as well as great opportunity. What does that mean? You
are responsible to Allah for how you earn and spend your money. But when you have money, you now have, as Heidi said stated, an opportunity to earn more reward. You already praying, you already fasting, you're already following the Sooners, you already dressing islamically you already doing all of these things, having good character good manners, now you have something extra, something more that you can do to build your agenda. And that is sadaqa charity.
Understand that in Islam, there is no restriction on how much wealth a person can add. Allah will not ask us about how much we earned.
Rather, he will ask us about how we earned it, and how we spent it. And I mentioned this over and over again. Because really, this statement needs to be drilled into the mind of every believer, this must become the mindset the framework from which we live our financial lives, Allah will not ask me about how much I earned. Rather, he will ask me about how I earned it. And how I spent it one more time, so it gets stuck in your brain. And it stuck in my brain and becomes a part of how we think Allah will not ask me about how much I earned. Rather, he will ask me about how I earned it. And how I spent it.
This statement should shape your thinking about wealth.
So we should set ethical goals that assist us in earning money the right way, and spending it on the right way.
As far as spending is concerned, the poor people actually have a right in our wealth
that money that you have saved up is not all for you. The poor have a share in it.
We know that the gap is filled. It is an annual obligation on all of the wealth that you have saved up. And I know people when they start to get wealthy, they begin to realize oh, that's a lot of money to give every year. And so they start looking for loopholes. Right. So someone says oh, you know, I gave a set of Zakat this money last year, so maybe this year, I can give us a guy only on the other money. It doesn't work like that brother, all of your money. Whatever is all of your money. He has to give Zakat on it every year, every year. Why? Because it's not just for you. It's for the oma there are people out there dying and starving and you are free to to park with 2.5% of
your wealth. Don't you have a heart for all of these people? Don't you worry about everybody else. This is what Allah wants from us. And this is one of the purpose of God the words that God means purification. This is what the words that God means purification. When you are giving that weld, you are purifying your heart or materialism of miserliness of stinginess, yes, it might hurt. That's because those spiritual illnesses are in you. And as you are giving that well to be
You are purifying yourself of it. And we know that to kill it in this, it hurts. It's difficult, it's not easy. So this is what this is the extra kill that materials have in you that if you are giving the correct amount every year plus sadaqa plus more than that, then you are pushing aside that ego and you are crushing the materials, materialism in you. Now once we were handling the Quran, he states even the reason for sadaqa is a translation of a verse in the Quran. Allah says after talking about the obligation of charity, he says, So debt, wealth does not circulate amongst the wealthy, only
powerful, such translation of the verse of the Quran, where Allah speaks about charity and insists that this issue so that wealth does not circulate amongst the wealthy only. So this is the purpose of charity in Islam, that we don't have the 1% and the 99%. rally, we have the 100%. We're all in it together. We are all in this world together, and we are all helping each other. This is the big difference between Islam and capitalism. Capitalism is every man for himself, building his empire, building his mansion, building his dunya. Islam is a human centered religion. It's not about me, it's about us. It's not about the individual. It's about society. Islam is concerned with the status
of every citizen, that everybody deserves a chance. And wealth cannot be squandered by the wealthy few. So if you have wealth, you have to help those who don't. And this starts with family. Do you have family members who are not doing as well as you help them out? in whatever way you can. Even if it's just buying them gifts, you know of things which they can afford to buy themselves to handle, what will be the reward for you for doing that? Yes, nowadays, everybody has every man for themselves attitude, and they don't seem to care about the rest.
being wealthy in Islam is not a sin.
being wealthy is an opportunity. being wealthy offers a believer an opportunity to earn more reward.
And that's why this Hadith, the poorer Sahaba, they said, Oh rasulillah, the wealthy people get more rewarding us, because they were unable to do as many good deeds as the wealthy. Why? Because they did everything else the wealthy did, but they didn't have money to give in charity. So if you have money, you have a chance to build your agenda with that money, give in charity every day, in any way that you can. And as I said, even if you don't have money, given other ways, of your time, of your knowledge of your positivity, whatever it is.
And so as believers, there is advantage in earning holiday money and spending it upon the oma.
First you build your income, and then you put yourself in the position to give to become the hand that gives rather than the hand that receives and this is something we all must strive for that while there is nothing wrong with being the one who receives the sidecar.
But if you can work hard to be the one who gives the sidecar because that's where the reward lies.
So, with everything that we've been learning with living Islam, about goal setting, for having a vision, about time management, about setting your plan of life, about working in a noble direction, all of this put together, you now have the opportunity to do good deeds that you are unable to do before.
And once you once you do all of this, once you set your goals, you work hard, and you build yourself up to that level, we now can help the orphans, you know can help the refugees you know can help the widows. He now can help people who need money to start a business. You know, pay off the debts of others pay the university fees of others, you can become an asset to this oma. So don't squander your wealth, shade and use it for the oma.
This is the advantage of being a wealthy Muslim. But this advantage is only for the one who has taqwa for the one who has wealth and consciousness of Allah. that a person who has taqwa will think about Allah and realize that their wealth is just a test and they will thank Allah for the wealth and they will use it to serve Allah.
They will look at this wealth as a gift from Allah that needs to be used in a wise manner and they will invest that wealth in building this oma and making it
world a better place. And in doing so they build their own dunya and they are here at the same time, really brothers and sisters, giving charity is a win win situation.
You are helping somebody else. And in return Allah is helping you.
You are building somebody else's dunya and in return Allah is building your dunya and akhira there is no way you can lose by being a charitable person, there is no way that you can lose.
So with that, we come to the end of this week's episode just living Preview for Next week. Next week, we move on to the next Hadees in the book. And again for those of you who missed the earlier segment, we are discussing the thesis for my free eBook 10 self help tips from 10 authentic pieces. The book is available for free on my website, Islamic South hub calm, we now move on to Heidi's number seven, which I call think Win win. So the Hadees that we are going to discuss next week, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stated how wonderful is the situation of the believer, because whatever happens to him is good. If something good happens to him, he takes a lot of weight and that
is good for him. But if something bad happens to him, he has suffer and that is also good for him. And this only happens to the belief of powerful Hades a very powerful addition positive thinking and have an explanation of this heads up on my website. Again, the website is Islamic self help.com if you look for my article, five Hadees of positive thinking, I discussed this hadith and other related Hadees is there and I will discuss all of them in next week's episode. Same time, same place Tuesday evening between 930 and 10:30pm. right you're on regular solid wood that we close up for today. terracotta Hey Ron Walker da Juana and in Hamden. lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam alaikum
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